ONSTAGE THIS WEEK
In celebration of spring, the Sangre de Cristo Chorale presents a musical program titled Voices ’n Brass for Santa Fe and Los Alamos audiences this weekend. At 3 p.m. Sunday, May 9, the ensemble performs at
Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Community (11 College Drive) in Santa Fe. The day before, at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, Voices ’n Brass visits Los Alamos’ First Baptist Church (2200 Diamond Drive). The program includes the world premiere of John Michael Luther’s Mass for chorus, brass, and percussion; three early Baroque works for multiple choirs and brass; early church music from Puebla, Mexico; and two recent works for chorus and French horn by Paul Basler. Tickets, $20, are available at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St., 988-1234. There is no charge for students under 18. Though most people may best remember singer Freda Payne for her 1970 pop hit “Band of Gold,” she’s been performing on the stage as an actress and musical revue star for years. Now she’s touring the country with
A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. The vocalist, who died in 1996, is still known as the First Lady of Song, though the label Queen of Scat might work just as well. Among her many hits were renditions of “A-Tisket, A-Tasket,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” AgeNation and Empower New Mexico team up to present the tribute at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 7, and Saturday, May 8, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 9, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St. Tickets are $29 to $62. Call 988-1234. Call it hardcore, cactus punk, or acid folk, the sound of Meat Puppets has influenced a generation of postpunkers from Nirvana to Dinosaur Jr. Thirty years into their game, Arizona brothers Cris and Curt Kirkwood are still touring hard and ragged. Expect to hear cuts from their 2009 album
Sewn Together as well as classics like “Lake of Fire” and “Backwater.” Opening for them are the Squash Blossom Boys, an off-kilter Corrales quintet that blends bluegrass with reggae and rock. The bands take the stage at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 13, at Santa Fe Brewing Company (37 Fire Place, 424-3333). Ticket are $12 in advance from SFBC and the Lensic Performing Arts Center (211 W. San Francisco St., 988-1234) and $15 at the door. As part of SITE Santa Fe’s Arts & Culture series, local instrumental-electronica trio
D Numbers performs at SITE (1606 Paseo de Peralta, 989-1199) at 7 p.m. Friday, May 7. Blending live-looped elements of house, chill, dubstep, funk, ambient, psychedelica, and jazz, D Numbers puts on a high-energy improvisational show that moves the body and massages the mind. Joining them at this all-ages concert are electronica acts from Serbia. Both groups are currently touring as part of the Vice Verse Tour (www.viceverse.org), a cultural exchange between Serbia and the United States that merges features from two electronic-music and arts festivals — Communikey (U.S.A.) and Dis-Patch (Serbia). There is a $1 suggested donation.